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Today’s #ResistTrump Menu: Scott Pruitt, Trump’s tax returns, Russia Russia Russia!

Scott Pruitt: Crushing the environment’s head

Three items on the menu today — do them all or pick your favorite(s)!

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Happy Valentine’s Day, #ResistTrump-ers!

Mike Flynn, we love to watch you go! And you won’t be the last.

Congratulations, Trump Resisters! By making a big stink about the Trump’s regime’s Russian entanglements you helped to bring about Mike Flynn’s downfall.

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Mike Flynn: Russian operative? (Yes, I switched the picture)

A succession of new revelations about National Security advisor (and possible Russian operative?) Mike Flynn have gotten people talking about Trump’s Russian connections again.

Of all the scary things I’ve read about Trump and Russia in the past few days, the most telling one came from a piece called “The Spy Revolt Against Trump Begins” in The Observer, revealing that the intelligence community is increasingly convinced that Trump and his people can’t be trusted with America’s secrets:

Our Intelligence Community is so worried by the unprecedented problems of the Trump administration—not only do senior officials possess troubling ties to the Kremlin, there are nagging questions about basic competence regarding Team Trump—that it is beginning to withhold intelligence from a White House which our spies do not trust.

The worst part isn’t the withholding of information. It’s that our spies are probably right to withhold that information. Even aside from the Russia stuff, there seems to be a real chance that Trump will start blabbing about top secret matters while poking at his iceberg lettuce-based salad during dinner at Mar-a-Lago just a few feet away from assorted random diners.

But I digress Obviously, WE NEED A THOROUGH AND INDEPENDENT INVESTIGATION into the whole Trump/Russia thing.

So get out those phones and call your Members of Congress!

See my posts here and here for information and advice on how to make your calls and emails effective. If making these sorts of calls is tough for you, here’s some advice on calling politicians if you have social anxiety. But emails are also fine.

The weekly Action Checklist for Americans of Conscience that I mentioned a few posts back has some suggestions of other people to call about Russia:

Action: Support investigation of Russian interference in US elections.
On January 6, an official report of the CIA, FBI, and NSA assessed with high confidence that Vladimir Putin ordered a 2016 campaign to undermine public faith in the US democratic process. Thankfully, three Senate and House bipartisan committees are now examining Russia’s actions.

Call: Senate Select Committee on Intelligence

  • Chair, Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC) 202-224-3154
  • Ranking Member, Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA) 202-224-2023

Call: House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence

  • Chair, Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) 202-225-2523
  • Ranking Member, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) 202-225-4176

Call: Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime and Terrorism

  • Chair, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) 202-224-5972
  • Ranking Member, Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) 202-224-2921

Script: Hi! I’m calling in regard to _name’s_ role on the _committee name_. I strongly support his work on resisting attempts to “move on” from Russia’s interference in the 2016 election. I am looking forward to learning the outcome of the committee’s findings.

See the rest of this week’s Action Checklist here.

Might I suggest also calling and thanking Congresswoman Maxine Waters for her attempts to keep this issue on the front burner? You can leave a message at (323) 757-8900 or  (202) 225-2201.

Speaking of giving thanks, the folks at Wall-Of-Us will be hand-delivering a valentine to Elizabeth Warren tomorrow. You can put your name on the card by going here.

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#ResistTrump today by standing up for trans students and immigrants

Jeff Sessions: Kind of a dick

Just a quick #ResistTrump post today. There’s a lot going on. Here are two important developments that we need to respond to.

First: Jeff Sessions has started off his new job as Attorney General with an attempt to undermine legal protections of trans students. 

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Don’t you know I’m LOCAL?

Most of the political activism that makes up The Resistance takes place on the local level. While perhaps a million people made it to the Women’s March in Washington, most of those who marched that day did so in their own cities.

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#ResistTrump by looking at all the tasty resistance out there, mmmm good!

Still life with yelling Trump

If you’re feeling a bit discouraged by the confirmations of DeVos and Sessions, don’t be, because the massive wave of resistance to Trump that you and I are part of has accomplished several things that will ultimately be crucial to bringing Trump down. And we’ve accomplished these things less than three weeks into the Trump regime.

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#ResistTrump by standing with Elizabeth Warren and against Jeff Sessions

And we will too. #ThePersistence

So, as you may have heard, Senate Republicans voted to shut down a speech by Senator Elizabeth Warren last night, using an old and generally unenforced rule banning Senators from impugning one another on the Senate floor.

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#ResistTrump by urging Trump’s economic advisors to stand against the Muslim ban

Jamie Dimon, JP Morgan Chase CEO and member of Trump’s Business Advisory Council

Despite all the calls (and emails and faxes), Betsy DeVos was just confirmed as Education Secretary — though the Republicans had to bring in VP Mike Pence to break the tie.

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#ResistTrump today by celebrating #TheResistance … and then making some more calls

There are a number of weird revelations in the much-discussed recent New York Times article detailing what the chaotic first two weeks of the Trump regime looked like from the inside — the weirdest revelation perhaps being that when night falls new White House staffers literally “confer in the dark because they cannot figure out how to operate the light switches in the cabinet room.”

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#ResistTrump by signing up for Jen Hofmann’s weekly Action Checklist

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Another useful newsletter for anti-Trump activists: writer Jennifer Hofmann’s Weekly Action Checklist for Democrats, Independents, and Republicans of Conscience. Find out more and sign up for it here.